Congratulations you are a Mama!
Now is the time to heal, it is about being compassionate and giving your body the best opportunity possible to recover.
The initial 6 weeks will see your major organs relocate to where they are meant to be, and the superficial tissue injuries begin to heal. In reality the healing can take up to 2 years, especially if you experienced significant physiological trauma such as tears, episiotomies or a caesarean section.
As a postnatal mama your posture, breathing and core will all have been noticeably affected as a result of the pregnancy, new mums often feel they have a lack of connection with their bodies. This is something that can be regained. In the immediate postnatal period you can help your body to recover by focussing on breathing, nourishing food, asking for and accepting help, doing simple pelvic floor exercises and gentle walking when you are up to it. This is where the Strong Mama® The Beginning package comes in, suitable from 6 weeks postnatal the focus is on healing, self care and deep tissue massage to alleviate any aches and pains.
Postnatal rehabilitation is more than ‘exercise’, it is about nutrition, self care, as well as strengthening the areas of the body weakened as a result of pregnancy and release those areas that have become tight. Underpinning it all is learning how to rebuild your bodies foundations, your core. Ultimately you need your body to be fit for purpose when carrying out the typical movements you do daily (pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting). Whether you are 12 weeks or 12 years postnatal if you have not addressed the changes brought about by pregnancy and childbirth it’s not too late. For Core and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation I recommend the Holistic Core Restore® packages truly the ‘Gold Standard’ in postnatal recovery.
For those looking to raise their heart rate, strengthen their bodies and undertake higher intensity, but still low impact exercise, then there are the Strong Mama® + sessions.
Strong Mama® The Beginning
This package combines my movement, sports massage therapy and doula skills to offer you a unique package designed to support you in the early days on your road to postnatal rehabilitation.
This is a 2hr package that includes
- Discussion of your birth experience
- Identification of strategies to support your wellbeing
- Consideration of optimal nutrition to provide healing
- A postural assessment
- Breathing coaching
- Pelvic floor exercises
- A diastasis (tummy) check*
- An optional bespoke sports massage to address areas of tension, aches + pains
- Home-care strategies to continue your healing journey
* this is dependant on how far postnatal you are when you opt for the package.
How can I take part?
This package is suitable for mums 6 weeks postnatal and costs £97
It will take place in Stourbridge/Kingswinford.
Gift vouchers are available for this package, it would make a lovely new mum or baby shower gift.
Strong Mama® +
This programme is a combination of cardio, core and strengthening exercise
45 minute higher intensity, lower impact exercise session thats core and pelvic floor friendly.
How can I take part?
This is available both on a 1-1 basis, a 2-1 basis (where you and a friend want to complete it together).
6 sessions on a 1-1 basis costs £187, or on a 2-1 basis costs £137.